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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Barbara Goddard


health and hygiene of rural women, health attitudes, health surveys, health education of women


The purposes of this study are to examine how rura1 women define health, appraise their own health status, and identify how they maintain their current health status,. Specific research questions include: How do rural women define health? How do rural women maintain their current health status? How do rural women distinguish between being healthy and unhealthy? What is the frequency in which rural women participate in health promotion practices including breast self exams, pap smears, physical exams, exercise, and seat belt use?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Rural women -- Health and hygiene -- South Dakota
Health attitudes -- South Dakota
Health surveys -- South Dakota
Health education of women

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